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PRESS RELEASE: Release of the MTT report that supports the closure of the commercial captive lion industry

Ministerial report supports the ultimate closure of the captive lion industry in South Africa After extensive stakeholder engagement, a panel of experts developed a set of voluntary exit options from
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Sanctuary vs Captive Facility: Key differences you need to know

What comes to mind when we use the term ‘captive facility’? What about the word ‘sanctuary’? It’s likely that two vastly different images of the animals in these places appeared
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Do as I say… but not as I do?

There is a worrying trend amongst digital influencers and captive predator owners portraying their close interactions with these animals as “special bonds” and using this bond to justify posting images
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Finding common ground between NGOs and traditional health practitioners in South Africa

By Taylor Tench (EIA Senior Wildlife Policy Analyst) Ceres Kam (EIA Wildlife Campaigner) Louise de Waal (Blood Lions Campaign Manager) Stephanie Klarmann (Blood Lions Campaign Coordinator) “We are the guardians
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PRESS RELEASE: South Africa’s cruel lion farming industry is fuelling the illegal international trade in big cat bones

NEWS: South Africa’s cruel lion farming industry is fuelling the illegal international trade in big cat bones IMAGES AVAILABLE HERE A new report by World Animal Protection details the horror of
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Looking back as we think about the future: Global progress made since the launch of Blood Lions in 2015

It has been almost eight years since the launch of the Blood Lions film which exposed the harsh realities behind the captive lion breeding industry and its unregulated proliferation in
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The Captive Predator Industry in South Africa: What our Research Revealed #4

South Africa is one of the few countries globally that allows the intensive breeding and keeping of big cats. The country is now on the brink of phasing out captive
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The Captive Predator Industry in South Africa: What our Research Revealed #3

A serious concern was the highly inconsistent nature of the information obtained from the departments. The permitting systems put in place showed a complete lack of standardisation and centralisation within
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The Captive Predator Industry in South Africa: What our Research Revealed #2

At this point, it’s necessary to contextualise our findings by understanding South Africa’s stance on captive predators. South Africa is still one of the few countries that allow the intensive
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The Captive Predator Industry in South Africa: What our Research Revealed #1

In 2021 we undertook an immense research project to better understand the extent of the captive predator industry in South Africa. Through our research, we hoped to gather information to
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Grisly report on captive lions shocks Parliament

This is an excerpt from an article written by Don Pinnock and published online by Daily Maverick on 25 January, 2023 Parliamentarians were horrified by the cruelty NSPCA inspectors have
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Tigers in South Africa: a farming industry exists – often for their body parts

This is an excerpt from an article written and published online by The Conversation on 20 January, 2023 A tiger escaped from a residence and roamed the countryside outside Johannesburg, South Africa,
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